Backporting srcLoc to the GHC 7.10 branch

Simon Peyton Jones simonpj at
Mon Mar 23 11:52:33 UTC 2015

We don’t put API changes in minor releases, only bugfixes.

I think you’d be better arguing for an early release of 7.12.  Which might be a fine thing


From: ghc-devs [mailto:ghc-devs-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Snoyman
Sent: 23 March 2015 11:49
To: ghc-devs at
Subject: Backporting srcLoc to the GHC 7.10 branch

It looks like the srcLoc change[1] is something that some of our (FP Complete's) customers would be quite interested in getting access to sooner rather than later. Would there be any possibility of getting that patch merged into the 7.10 branch of GHC? I'm not sure if I'd try my luck at actually including it in 7.10.1, but would it be on the table for 7.10.2?

We do of course have the option of backporting it ourselves and including it in a custom GHC we provide customers, but we generally try to stay as close to upstream as possible.

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